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The 30 Best Design Schools in the World 

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Updated June 14, 2019 496k views 34 items

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The best design programs in the world include some of the top schools to study design. This list highlights the growing role they play in supplying creative managers to corporate and nonprofit organizations.

What are the top design schools worldwide& Whether you're looking for rankings of the best art design programs to study or just the greatest graphic, spacial, or interior design schools in general, this list of programs will likely point you in the direction of a program for design majors that best fits your career aspirations in the booming industry.
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Art Center College of De... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Pasadena, California, United States of America
Programs: Master's in Industrial Design/MBA
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Massachusetts Institute ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
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University of Cincinnati... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Program: Master's in Design
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Carnegie Mellon Universi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Program: Masters in Product Development
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Parsons The New School f... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
New York City, New York, United States of America
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Pratt Institute is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
New York City, New York, United States of America
Program: Master's of Professional Studies in Design Management
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Royal College of Art is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
London, United Kingdom
Program: Dual degree Innovation Design Engineering
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Stanford University is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Stanford, California, United States of America
Program: Joint Program in Design and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design
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California College of th... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
California, United States of America
Program: MBA in Design Strategy
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Rochester Institute of T... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Rochester, New York, United States of America
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Savannah College of Art ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Program: Master's in Design Management
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Cooper Union is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Manhattan, New York City, New York
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Case Western Reserve Uni... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Program: MBA
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Chiba University is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Chiba, Japan
Program: Master's in Service & Product Design
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China Central Academy of... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Program: Master's in Design Management
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Cranfield University is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
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Delft University of Tech... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Delft, Netherlands
Program: Master's in Strategic Product Design
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Domus Academy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
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Hong Kong Polytechnic Un... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
China, Hong Kong
Program: Master's in Design
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Illinois Institute of Te... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Program: Dual degree Master of Design and MBA
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Imperial College London ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
London, United Kingdom
Program: MBA, Executive MBA, Weekend Executive MBA
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KAIST is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Daejeon, South Korea
Program: Master of Science in Industrial Design
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Korea University of Scie... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Daejeon, South Korea
Program: Master's in Industrial Design
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National Institute of De... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Ahmedabad, India
Program: Strategic Design Management post-graduate degree
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Northwestern University ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30 Best Design Schools in the World
Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
Program: Master's in Product Development,Program: Dual degree MBA and Master's in Engineering Management